Lukaku: Champions League and I’ll stay at Everton

In an interview to be televised on the BBC’s Football Focus on Saturday lunch time, Romelu Lukaku has indicated a willingness to remain at Everton next season should the club be successful in the pursuit of Champions League football for next season.

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The Chelsea man has been a huge success at Everton, scoring twice against Liverpool on Saturday to take his tally for the season to an impressive seven goals in eight matches. Lukaku has been sensational since joining Everton on a season long loan deal and the clubs supporters have taken the Belgium international to their hearts.

“It’s not a bad idea. If we play Champions League, yeah, why not?” said Lukaku when asked if he would stay.

“I was watching the games this week and I miss European football a lot.

“I would like to be successful at Chelsea but I have to work and grow and be a better player and then at the end of the season see what is the best decision for my career.”

Despite his impressive form, it would appear that Jose Mourinho is not in regular contact with his loaned out striker. This has caused a public spat between the duo, with Mourinho mysteriously challenging Lukaku to reveal the true reason behind his absence from Stamford Bridge this season. Lukaku has instead focused his attention on life at Everton, an experience he is clearly enjoying.

“Look now I’m playing for Everton, I’ve played eight games and scored seven goals. Everybody in England is talking about me about my performances and as a player I’m improving, I’m having that certain consistency in my game.”

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